The very first thing I said when I saw the trailer for this upcoming game was, ‘that looks a lot like Ghost ‘n’ Goblins’. Then I read the press release and it says ‘Mirroring such classics as Ghouls N’ Ghosts and Wonder Boy 3…’. I was dead on. I really like the look of this game.
It’s called Battle Princess Madelyn and it’s being developed by Canadian developer Causal Bit Games. The story is being developed by a professional children’s author and the art is all done in a nice, hand drawn style.
When Creative Director Christopher Obritsch daughter Madelyn wanted to be in Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, and fight “Green Head”, he said it was someone else’s game – but he could make her one that was like it. “But girls can’t be knights, Daddy. Only boys…” she said, to which he answered “Pshh…What color do you want your armor to be?”. The answer? Pink! And that’s how this game started. Chris’ daughter Madelyn loves the first stage of Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and makes him play it over and over because she wants to see him fight “Green Head”, the Shielder boss at the end of the first stage. It’s not hard for her to twist his rubber arm, as it’s been his favorite game since it came out all those years ago.
Check out the game in action in the trailer below. Consider me interested. This game is coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, and Switch.